MDR Colloquium January 2023

During the MDR Colloquium MDR researchers will share their latest findings and outcomes to the rest of the consortium and ISAB members. Every month one junior and one senior researcher will take the floor to show their work and get feedback.

You can join the meeting via the Outlook invitation you received.

In January the MDR Colloquium will take place on the 18th at 16:00h (CET).

During this colloquium we will host 2 MDR researchers:

  • Jasper Aarts – Eindhoven University of Technology – “High Throughput Screening of Hybrid Biomaterials” 

Jasper is a third-year PhD student at the institute for complex molecular systems in Eindhoven. He did his bachelor’s Biomedical Engineering in Eindhoven. In his bachelor thesis he investigate bioluminescent protein pairs for antibody detection. He then went on to obtain his masters in Eindhoven, focusing on polymer chemistry. He did his master thesis under the supervision of Prof. Anja Palmans and Prof. Bert Meijer, where he investigated catalytic properties of single chain polymeric nanoparticles in aqueous media. He then went on an internship at UCLA, Los Angeles, where he investigated protein stabilization using trehalose nanogels in the group of Prof. Heather Maynard. He is now doing his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Patricia Dankers, where he is working on the synthesis and characterization of hybrid biomaterial libraries and high-throughput screening of modular supramolecular biomaterial libraries.

  • Dr. Merle Maas-Krebber – University Medical Center Utrecht – In situ cardiovascular tissue engineering – Do patient characteristics warrant personalized approaches?

Merle Krebber is a postdoctoral researcher at the Dept. Nephrology and Hypertension, UMC Utrecht. In 2022, she obtained her PhD titled ‘Reno-cardiovascular disease and regeneration: focus on interactions with the immune system’ within the MDR consortium.

Her postdoctoral focus is to gain further insight in the interplay between inflammatory, regenerative and fibrotic processes in reno-cardiovascular disease. In her experiments, she uses a combination of translational rodent models, molecular techniques, 3D cell (co-) cultures and in silico analyses.

Please find here the invitation for the MDR Colloquium of January and the scientific abstracts of the speakers.

MDR colloquium poster January 2023